Screen on Lawn Alerts Farms Man to Burglary
The Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the burglary that happened Monday afternoon in which a screen and earrings alerted the homeowner to the crime.
Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating the burglary of a Shelbourne home that happened Monday between 12:15 to 2:10 p.m. in which a screen found on the lawn alerted the resident to the crime.
Several earrings that were found on the ground outside and near a doorway were the next alert to the resident.
According to a report, the resident called police upon arriving home to find a screen on his lawn and several earrings outside his house and near a side doorway.
The resident told officers the items were taken from a front bedroom dresser and that another bedroom was not disturbed.
A resident who lives nearby reported to police seeing a young man during that time walking down the street.
Three watches were stolen, each estimated to be worth about $100. The homeowner told officers he would not be filing an insurance claim due to the level of loss, according to a report.
It is not known if this burglary is related to others recently that involved screens being pushed out so entry could be gained into the home. Patch is attempting to obtain more information from detectives.
There were two burglaries last week in the City of Grosse Pointe in which screens were removed and the person entered the homes while the homeowner was present. Those cases also remain under investigation.
The public safety departments of the Grosse Pointes have urged residents to be conscious of their windows and doors and to lock them to deter such crime.
Meanwhile, Grosse Pointe Farms police are also investigating a burglary of a home in the 400 block of Moran in which a resident went for a bike ride and returned home to find a jewelry box and its contents missing.
The resident left his house about 3 p.m. and reported the crime about 6:45 p.m. Aug. 7 to police.
He told officers he was home for about an hour before realizing anything was missing and that he left his back door unlocked when he went for the bike ride. Among the items stolen are two Rolex watches valued at $5,000 each; a pearl necklace, a charging station and the jewelry box, according to a report.
Anyone with information is asked to call Grosse Pointe Farms police at 313-885-2100.